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Corpus Christi (Tex.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Alma L. Peña collection on Eulalio H. Marin

 File — Box 1
Identifier: Coll-127
Overview Relatives and friends of Eulalio Marin donated to TAMU-CC Special Collections and Archives items pertaining to Eulalio Marin, a journalist, labor organizer, and civil rights leader. A founder and editor of newspapers he is remembered for calling a stop to infighting of Mexican American activists. This initiative led to the founding of the League of United Latin American Citizens. Newspaper articles and LULAC documents describe the historical and political events of Marin’s life.

Anna M. Canales Photograph Collection of the Creation of the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Statue and the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Garcia Plaza at TAMU-CC

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-244
Overview Anna Mariá Canales was the first assistant artist employed at the Falcon Foundry Studio in Ricardo, Texas by Roberto Garcia Jr., the artist of the bronze Dr. Hector P. Garcia statue now standing in the Garcia Plaza at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Her photographs document the step by step process of the creation of the sculpture and of the groundbreaking ceremony in 1995.

Dr. John "Wes" Tunnell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-293
Overview Dr. John “Wes” Tunnell, a Coastal Bend native, was a distinguished marine ecologist, writer teacher and early faculty member at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi whose work helped to shape the lives of countless students and colleagues as well as the campus he called home. A Professor of Biology his work focused primarily on coral reef ecosystems. He started the now distinguished marine biology program, founded the Center for Coastal Studies at TAMU-CC, the first dedicated research...

Eligio R. Escobar Papers

 File — Box 1
Identifier: Coll-113
Overview Eligio Escobar is remembered for being a conjunto composer and musician. This small collection contains a personal book, newspaper articles and a program for a 1987 concert at the Corpus Christi Memorial Coliseum to honor Eligio Escobar.

Phyllis Yochem Birding papers

 File — Box 1
Identifier: Coll-128
Overview The papers include “Bird Notes,” a column Phyllis Yochem wrote for the Corpus Christi Caller Times for the years 1990 to 1992. Yochem took over writing the column in 1990 when writer, Kay McCracken retired. Included are news clippings of Kay McCracken’s “Bird Notes,” for the years 1975 to 1990. Other nature and environmental articles from various authors during the same time are covered.

TAMU-CC Special Collections Vicente Carranza Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Coll-75
Overview This small collection contains Vicente Carranza’s contributions as radio talk show host and activist to the Hispanic community of Corpus Christi from 1993 to 1997.

W. E. Pope papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-15
Overview Walter Elmer Pope was a Corpus Christi attorney, real estate developer, civic leader, and longtime state representative from South Texas. The collection includes seventy linear feet of historical papers from Pope’s legal practice, business office, as well as his correspondence as a state legislator. The documents date from 1832 to 1944, with a few biographical items concerning Mr. Pope written during the 1960s and 1970s.

Ward Island Deeds and Documents

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-77
Overview Ward Island is a small body of land between Corpus Christi Bay and Oso Bay and is part of the city of Corpus Christi. Ward Island was named for developer John C. Ward who bought the property in 1892 to create a resort community. An economic depression prevented Ward from his quest, but the island retained his name. A Naval Air Station and radar training facility was built on Ward Island during World War II. After the war in 1947 the Naval Air Technical Training Center was closed. It then...